Funeral services; burial power of attorney. (HB659)

Introduced By

Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Funeral services; burial power of attorney.  Provides that a person may designate in a signed and notarized writing an individual who shall make arrangements for his funeral and the disposition of his remains, including cremation, upon his death. Such designee shall have priority over all persons entitled to make such arrangements. The bill further provides that notwithstanding the above, any contract made by a decedent's next of kin with a funeral establishment or cemetery for the decedent's funeral and burial shall be an obligation of the decedent's estate, to the extent that goods have been provided and services have been rendered without knowledge by the funeral establishment or cemetery of such designation. This bill is in response to an opinion of the Office of the Attorney General. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103770D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/01/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice